As expected, Chris Eubank Jr scored a stoppage win over Renold Quinlan on Saturday in London, moving up to 168 pounds, but not ruling out a return to 160 should a big fight come up in the future.
Speaking of which, Eubank (24-1, 19 KO) was quick to name names about who he wants next:
“I’m coming for everybody, DeGale, I want the rest of those teeth. Of course I want Golovkin, Saunders...We have the platform, let’s get these fights going! I’m comfortable at both weights. I was in Dubai for three months, I was shadow boxing on yachts. I want everybody!”
The “platform” that Eubank is talking about is the lightly regarded and near universally ignored IBO super middleweight title, which he won from Quinlan (11-2, 7 KO) by 10th round TKO. There was a piece going around this week about Eubank potentially doing for the IBO what his father did for the WBO, but the IBO has been around for many years, and if the likes of Wladimir Klitschko carrying their belts couldn’t get them taken seriously, nothing is going to, I don’t suspect. The boxing world is just not hurting for a fifth major sanctioning body.
Still, Eubank has name value, talent, and flaws. He’s an attractive matchup for plenty of guys at 160 and 168, and hopefully will be in a better fight his next time out.